HOW TO APPLY FOR                        STARTUPCHILE                        by someone who has been accepted twiceFriday 1...
WHERE IS                 CHILE?    You know you want me to tell               youFriday 14 December 12
WHERE IS                 CHILE?              GMT - 5        Dry, warm climate             (Santiago)       Spanish is the ...
Friday 14 December 12
Barnardo O’HigginsFriday 14 December 12
Barnardo O’Higgins                         Salvador AllendeFriday 14 December 12
Barnardo O’Higgins                         Salvador Allende                         Augusto PinochetFriday 14 December 12
Barnardo O’Higgins                         Salvador Allende                         Augusto Pinochet                      ...
THE BIG IDEAFriday 14 December 12
WHAT DO YOU GET?    • US$40,000   to spend on        your company    •A       1 year work visa    • ‘Soft         landing’...
WHAT IS EXPECTED IN                           RETURN?    • Spend              6 months in Chile    • Contribute           ...
Friday 14 December 12
STARTUPCHILE SO FAR    • 550+     teams accepted since        late 2010    • 1,000+            entrepreneurs    • ~US$22.5...
WHO HAS BEEN ACCEPTED?                        Scaling Sales         Beta   Scaling Ops                        Prototyping ...
WHO HAS BEEN ACCEPTED?    • Social            Media    • E-Commerce    • Education    • IT      + Enterprise    • TravelFr...
JUDGING CRITERIA    • Applicant          (33%)    • Network            (33%)    • Project           (17%)    • Market     ...
THE APPLICANT    • Have   they done something        impressive in their career?    • Have    they experience        leadi...
NETWORK    • How               well connected are        they?    • How    could their team        impact the Chilean eco-...
THE PROJECT    • Have    they a creative +        interesting pitch?    • Does   it threaten to disrupt a        market?  ...
MARKET    • Market    size? Can they        achieve leadership?    • Do    they know who they are        targeting?    • D...
THE PROCESS                                                                       1,500                                   ...
VIDEO MISTAKES    • Not          showing the founder team in person    • Not          doing your own voice over / commenta...
NATE LUSTIG    • nathanlustig.comFriday 14 December 12
STARTUPCHILE.ORG/APPLY    • Round     7: March 4th, 2013,   •        closed: April 2rd, 2013.    • Round     8: June 10th,...
LET’S TALK    • james@jameskennedy.ie    • @jameskennedy    • In      Cape Town till the 17thFriday 14 December 12
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How to Apply for Startup Chile

  1. 1. HOW TO APPLY FOR STARTUPCHILE by someone who has been accepted twiceFriday 14 December 12
  2. 2. WHERE IS CHILE? You know you want me to tell youFriday 14 December 12
  3. 3. WHERE IS CHILE? GMT - 5 Dry, warm climate (Santiago) Spanish is the official language 25% more expensive than Cape TownFriday 14 December 12
  4. 4. Friday 14 December 12
  5. 5. Barnardo O’HigginsFriday 14 December 12
  6. 6. Barnardo O’Higgins Salvador AllendeFriday 14 December 12
  7. 7. Barnardo O’Higgins Salvador Allende Augusto PinochetFriday 14 December 12
  8. 8. Barnardo O’Higgins Salvador Allende Augusto Pinochet Sebastián PiñeraFriday 14 December 12
  9. 9. THE BIG IDEAFriday 14 December 12
  10. 10. WHAT DO YOU GET? • US$40,000 to spend on your company •A 1 year work visa • ‘Soft landing’ • Bilingual program office • Office spaceFriday 14 December 12
  11. 11. WHAT IS EXPECTED IN RETURN? • Spend 6 months in Chile • Contribute to local entrepreneurship • Run meet-ups / attend events / mentor or hire local staff • Keep accurate spending records • Takes about 1.5 days per monthFriday 14 December 12
  12. 12. Friday 14 December 12
  13. 13. STARTUPCHILE SO FAR • 550+ teams accepted since late 2010 • 1,000+ entrepreneurs • ~US$22.5 awarded • Closes in 2014 (maybe) • +could end at any time!Friday 14 December 12
  14. 14. WHO HAS BEEN ACCEPTED? Scaling Sales Beta Scaling Ops Prototyping Idea 8% 10% 22% 42% 18%Friday 14 December 12
  15. 15. WHO HAS BEEN ACCEPTED? • Social Media • E-Commerce • Education • IT + Enterprise • TravelFriday 14 December 12
  16. 16. JUDGING CRITERIA • Applicant (33%) • Network (33%) • Project (17%) • Market (17%)Friday 14 December 12
  17. 17. THE APPLICANT • Have they done something impressive in their career? • Have they experience leading a company? • Do they have global ambition? • Strong recommendation letters?Friday 14 December 12
  18. 18. NETWORK • How well connected are they? • How could their team impact the Chilean eco- system? • How well articulated is their plan? • JUST AFTER THE $$?Friday 14 December 12
  19. 19. THE PROJECT • Have they a creative + interesting pitch? • Does it threaten to disrupt a market? • Is it attractive and feasible? • Does the team have access to intellectual property / technology?Friday 14 December 12
  20. 20. MARKET • Market size? Can they achieve leadership? • Do they know who they are targeting? • Do they understand their present / future competition? • Competitive Advantage?Friday 14 December 12
  21. 21. THE PROCESS 1,500 1,125 750 375 Applicants 0 Judging Shortlist SelectedFriday 14 December 12
  22. 22. VIDEO MISTAKES • Not showing the founder team in person • Not doing your own voice over / commentary • Low production values • Spending < than a day on the videoFriday 14 December 12
  23. 23. NATE LUSTIG • nathanlustig.comFriday 14 December 12
  24. 24. STARTUPCHILE.ORG/APPLY • Round 7: March 4th, 2013, • closed: April 2rd, 2013. • Round 8: June 10th, 2013, closed: July 9th, 2013 • Round 9: September 9th, 2013, closed: October 8th, 2013Friday 14 December 12
  25. 25. LET’S TALK • james@jameskennedy.ie • @jameskennedy • In Cape Town till the 17thFriday 14 December 12
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